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emanko

Senior Member
Arabic- Egyptian
Hello

I'm trying to find a good translation for "sassy" as in "a sassy kid".

"rude but not seriously offensive": I was a sassy kid who sometimes talked back to my mother.

I was thinking of the Egyptian word لِمِض

What do you think?

Thank you
 
  • emanko

    Senior Member
    Arabic- Egyptian
    Are you looking for a translation into MSA?
    Is there a translation in MSA?
    I was looking for a confirmation actually. Do you think لمض is a good option?
    لمض means a person (especially a child) who who argues and talks back to adults, but who isn't too offensive or rude.
     

    someone_

    New Member
    Arabic
    Hello

    I'm trying to find a good translation for "sassy" as in "a sassy kid".

    "rude but not seriously offensive": I was a sassy kid who sometimes talked back to my mother.

    I was thinking of the Egyptian word لِمِض

    What do you think?

    Thank you
    Isسليط اللسان working ?
     

    cherine

    Moderator
    Arabic (Egypt).
    سليط اللسان is someone who use hurtful words, if not outright insults and offensive words, so it's different and much stronger than لِمِض (which can even be considered cute).

    The problem with the word sassy is that its dictionary translations are always suitable to all context. I mean I found it translated as مَرِح but also as وَقِح! In some contexts, and using Egyptian Arabic, I feel the equivalent is شقي or , عفريت or even قرد. But I can't think of a fuS7a word for it. :(
     
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